NCI Blog

How To Prepare for A Career Change: Caroline's Advice

Posted by Jennifer Kwan on 14 September 2021
NCI Careers Advisor, Jennifer Kwan, spoke to recent graduate Caroline Reynolds about her experience changing careers as part of our Career Tips Blog Series. The pandemic has changed the way we work and the way we think about our jobs and our careers, but are we adapting our attitudes in the long run in the right way? Career changers have been leaders in anchoring their career decisions on learning and are finding more opportunities open to them because of it. They have recognised that their values and motivations have changed over the years and that becoming more flexible, self-reliant, and above all, better at learning, will prepare them for success.
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4 BIG Reasons Learning Technology is Needed in the Classroom

Posted by Dr Michael Goldrick on 01 September 2021
This is a guest blog post by Dr Michael Goldrick, Programme Director of the learning and technology courses at National College of Ireland.
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Top Tips for Succeeding at Job Interviews from A Careers Expert

Posted by Jennifer Kwan on 27 August 2021
Jennifer Kwan, Careers Advisor at NCI, shares practical tips and advice for every step of the job interview process that can be applied to both in-person and virtual interviews.
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How to Learn Skills That Are Key to Entrepreneurial Success

Posted by Professor Jimmy Hill on 09 August 2021
With an extensive career as an educator and researcher, Professor Jimmy Hill, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Vice President of National College of Ireland, shares his thoughts on what it takes to become a successful business owner along with details of a new NCI programme, starting in September, which will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to begin your entrepreneurship journey.
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How Gráinne Returned to Education & Graduated in Just 2 Years

Posted by Teresa Murray on 05 August 2021
Dr Danielle McCartan-Quinn, Vice Dean of the School of Business, hosted a webinar to explain how you can get your honours degree in Business Management or HRM Strategy and Practice in just two years.
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Queen of Marketing Practice: Rebecca's NCI Student Experience

Posted by Teresa Murray on 28 July 2021
Rebecca Redmond Trimble, who holds an honours degree in Marketing Practice from NCI, is now settled in Belfast, in preparation for undertaking her Master’s degree at Queens University. We asked her to share her NCI experience with us.
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Entrepreneurship Stories: NCI Alumni Who Started Their Own Businesses

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 July 2021
Believe it or not, many successful businesses began during economic crises by recognising a new demand and establishing a product or service which meets that need. While there isn’t a perfect time to start a new business, persevering and pivoting into in-demand industries can be the difference between the success or failure of a new business venture.
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CAO Students: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 June 2021
As your CAO course choice is a big decision, we want make sure that you have all of the facts about choosing to study business, computing, early childhood education or psychology at National College of Ireland.
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How Do NCI Marketing Students Become In-Demand Graduates?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 June 2021
For the third year running (and for the second time virtually!), final year BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice students developed their own online businesses during their final semester and showcased their brands to faculty and other members of the NCI community.
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How To Boost Retail Sales Using an Automated Recommender System

Posted by Dr Anu Sahni on 10 June 2021
Dr Anu Sahni, Lecturer and Programme Director in NCI's School of Computing, shares a recent innovation her research group has been working on to help the retail sector boost sales using recommender systems, including a white paper on the process: Innovation Partnership Collaboration between NCI and Glantus Ltd.
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